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Doug Kuvaas doug.kuvaas at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 22:14:53 UTC 2011


On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 9:09 AM, Mikkel L. Ellertson
<mellertson at gmail.com>wrote:

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> On 07/13/2011 01:43 PM, Doug Kuvaas wrote:
> > All right, my woes for this beast are down to one.  For some reason,
> > if I try to run X directly in 8 bit color mode, I get only greyscale
> > output.  Because the legacy application I am running doesn't work
> > properly with higher color depths (printing of displays doesn't
> > work), I cannot run at a higher color depth easily without
> > re-writing the application I am running.
> >
> > Command is Xorg :0 -terminate -br +bs -depth 8
> >
> > The display driver is intel I830
> >
> > Anyone have any ideas?
> >
> I am coming in late on this, but have you thought of using xnest?
> You could give the application its own X server running inside your
> normal X server. It handles lower resolutions/colors then the main
> server.
>
> Mikkel
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OK, so Xephyr (another Nested X server) does address the color depth issue
we were seeing.  However, our application also does not like displaying
graphics on screens other than :0.  Is there w way to start up Fedora/Gnome
so that it uses a different screen number for X?
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